Recover username and password


(Jeffrey) #1

My local machine crashed and I list my user name and password. Is there a way to reset them for Octopus? I cannot seem to find any instructions. thank you in advance.


(Lawrence Wilson) #3

Hi Jeffrey,
Thanks for getting in touch! I’m sorry to hear you have lost the ability to logon to your Octopus instance with an administrator account.

If you’re the only user that’s the administrator on your Octopus server, one option could be to run through the steps to reset your administrator password

For this procedure, you would need to remotely connect to Windows on your Octopus Server (RDP or winrm) and execute the command:

Octopus.Server.exe admin --username=YOURUSERNAME --password=YOURPASSWORD

You can find Octopus.Server.exe by default in the https://octopus.com/docs/api-and-integration/octopus.server.exe-command-line folder.

Another option could be to request another Octopus Administrator to reset your password using the Resetting user passwords procedure.

I hope this has been helpful!

Kind regards,
Lawrence.